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Yves Cohen História d
Yves Cohen is Directeur d’Études (Professor) at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. He was a visiting scholar at the Center of European Studies of Harvard University in 2018-2019 as well as several Brazilian Universities, including the USP, and the Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), and Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Unifesp).
He has devoted his work to the historical and analytical study of practices. His current interests are the history and present state of influencing practices (advertising, marketing, propaganda, public relations, communication, fake news, etc.) and the comparative study of horizontality in social life and social movements.
Seth Racusen holds a PhD in Political Science from the Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT, USA). He is Associate Professor of Political Science and Criminal Justice at Anna Maria College, Paxton (USA). Formerly, he was a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Political and Social Studies at the Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ, Brazil) and Fellow at the Dubois Institute of Harvard University (USA). He has secured grants from the American Political Science Association, the US Fulbright Commission, and the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Rio de Janeiro.
Dr. Racusen is a recognized source on Brazilian racial discrimination law and affirmative action. His research interests include Brazilian national ideology, racial identity, racism, everyday citizenship and resistance, transitional justice, and comparative racisms.
Gregory Fernando Pappas is Professor of Philosophy at Texas A & M University. In 2018 he was Distinguished Research Fellow for the Latino Research Initiative at the University of Texas at Austin. Pappas works within the Latin American philosophy and Pragmatist traditions in ethics and socialpolitical philosophy.
Dr Pappas has been the recipient of a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, the William James and Latin American Thought prizes by the American Philosophical Association, and the Mellow Prize by the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy (SAAP). He is the Editor-in-chief of The Inter-American Journal of Philosophy. He was a Fulbright scholar in Argentina and President of the SAAP.
Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez is Professor of General Sociology at Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen. She studied Sociology, Political Sciences and Romance Studies. She received the Augsburg Research Prize for Intercultural Studies in 1999. She was Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester (UK) and Assistant Professor at the Universität
She held Visiting Fellowships and Professorships at the University of Alberta (Canada), University of London (UK), the Five College Women’s Studies Research Centre (USA), the University of Albuquerque and the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC, USA). She is Adjunct Faculty Professor at the University of Alberta and a Visiting Professor at Nelson Mandela University (South Africa). Broadly, her work engages with affective labour, the structural violence of EU migration control policies, and institutional racism.
Main Discipline: Sociology
Selected publications: Gutiérrez Rodríguez, Encarnación (2018): “Antifeminism and Racism in Times of usterity”, in: Winkel, Heidemarie and Tuzcu, Pinar (eds.), Women’s Studies International Forum, 68, 139-141.
Gutiérrez Rodríguez, Encarnación (2018): “Care Work – International Perspectives and Reflections”, in: Aulenbacher, Brigitte; Liebig, Brigitte (eds.), Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie, 1.
Gutiérrez Rodríguez, Encarnación; Anne Tate, Shirley (eds.)(2015): Creolizing Europe. Legacies and Transformations, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press.
Gutiérrez Rodríguez, Encarnación (2010): Migration, Domestic Work and Affect. New York: Routledge.
Susana Durão Anthropology
Susana Durão is an Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp). She was a Visiting Scholar at the Instituto de Ciências Sociais of the Universidade de Lisboa and the Summer Program in Social Sciences of the Institute of Advanced Studies at Princeton University. She has coordinated the international research project “Policing and Urban Imaginaries: New Security Formats in Southern Cities” (2015-2019). Durão has secured grants from the Institute of Advanced Studies at Princeton (USA), Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (Portugal), Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (Brazil), and the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovations (Brazil). She received the Dedication to Undergraduate Teaching Prize from Unicamp in 1999.
Her areas of interest are public and private security, hospitality security, urban violence, policing work and inequality, plural policing studies, and police training from an urban ethnographic perspective. She has conducted fieldwork in Portugal, Brazil, and African Lusophone contexts.
Main Discipline: Anthropology
Selected publications: Durão, Susana (2020): “Bolsonaro’s Brazil and the Police Fetish”, in: Hot Spots, Fieldsights, January 28.
Durão, Susana (2017): “Detention: Police Discretion Revisited”, in: Fassin, Didier (ed.), Writing the World of Policing. The Difference Ethnography Makes, London & Chicago: Chicago University Press.
Durão, Susana (2016): “Brazilian Police: Cultural and Spriritual Battles”, in: The Funambulist – Special Issue: Police of Space and Bodies, 8.
Durão, Susana (2016): Esquadra de Polícia. Lisboa: Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos.